The Royal Danish Opera House

The Royal Danish Opera House

Enjoy an evening of high culture at the Copenhagen Opera House, home of Denmark's national opera.

This art institution hosts a diverse program of live music, dance and opera throughout the year. The Opera house opened in January 2005, which makes it one of the most modern of its kind anywhere in the world. It is located on the shore of the harbor, within easy reach of some of the most popular attractions in Denmark, including Amalienborg Palace. 

Impressive inside and out

The opera house itself is just as impressive as the productions that take place inside it. Designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, and with decor by a number of Danish artists it really is an architectural gem. Inside, the main stage is connected directly to five other stages, making large setups very straightforward. The orchestra pit provides space for 110 musicians, while the auditorium seats nearly 1,500 people. To the left of the stage, the Danish Queen has her own private balcony, and in the foyer of the opera house you can enjoy expansive views over Copenhagen. 

Enjoy a rich program

Throughout the year, the Copenhagen Opera House has an impressive program of drama, ballet, opera and concerts, attracting visitors from around the world. However, when the stage is not in operation there is still plenty to be entertained by. Join a guided tour in which you can see the beautiful lobby with light sculptures by Olafur Eliasson, get amazed by Per Kirkeby’s copper reliefs and explore life behind the scenes. Tickets to see live theater can be bought in the box office, and the opera house is also open to visitors with a number of free events throughout the year. The free program spans from literary salons and live jazz and ‘meet the artist’ sessions.  

After a cultural evening full of memorable impressions, retreat to the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen for accommodation with true comfort and style.

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